Lauren McFerran Sworn in as NLRB Member
Lauren McFerran was sworn in today as a National Labor Relations Board Member for a five year term ending on December 16, 2019. She succeeds Nancy J. Schiffer, who served on the Board since August 2, 2013, and whose term expired yesterday. Ms. McFerran was confirmed by the Senate on December 8, 2014.
Board Chairman Mark Gaston Pearce stated, “It is my pleasure to welcome Lauren McFerran to the National Labor Relations Board. Member McFerran has a deep understanding of the Board’s work and the complexities of National Labor Relations Act. This will serve her and the American people well. Her extensive experience as labor advisor to the Senate’s Health Education Labor and Pension Committee will likewise be very beneficial. My colleagues and I look forward to working with her and to adding her strong and thoughtful voice to our deliberations.”
Previous to her appointment to the NLRB, Ms. McFerran served as Chief Labor Counsel for the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP Committee) and had also served the Committee as Deputy Staff Director. She began on the HELP Committee as Senior Labor Counsel for Senator Ted Kennedy and Senator Tom Harkin in 2005 and served in that capacity until 2010. Before her work in the United States Senate, Ms. McFerran was an associate at Bredhoff & Kaiser, P.L.L.C. from 2002 to 2005. She served as a law clerk for Chief Judge Carolyn Dineen King on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit from 2001 to 2002. Ms. McFerran received a B.A. from Rice University and a J.D. from Yale Law School.